New developments in biotechnology: ownership of human tissues and cells

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In this special report, OTA analyzes the economic, legal, and ethical rights of the human sources of tissues and cells and also those of the physicians or researchers who obtain and develop these biological materials. The study describes the potential of three rapidly moving technologies (tissue and cell culture, cell fusion to produce monoclonal antibodies, and recombinant DNA) for manipulating human tissues and cells to yield commercially valuable products. The report includes a range of options for congressional action related to commercialization of human biological materials, regulation of research with human subjects, and disclosure of physicians’ commercial interest in patient ... continued below

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168 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. March 1987.

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In this special report, OTA analyzes the economic, legal, and ethical rights of the human sources of tissues and cells and also those of the physicians or researchers who obtain and develop these biological materials. The study describes the potential of three rapidly moving technologies (tissue and cell culture, cell fusion to produce monoclonal antibodies, and recombinant DNA) for manipulating human tissues and cells to yield commercially valuable products. The report includes a range of options for congressional action related to commercialization of human biological materials, regulation of research with human subjects, and disclosure of physicians’ commercial interest in patient treatment.

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168 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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  • Accession or Local Control No: 8719
  • Library of Congress Control Number: KF3827.G4 N49 1988
  • UNT Catalog No.: b1407278 | External Link
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc39887

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United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment. New developments in biotechnology: ownership of human tissues and cells, report, March 1987; [Washington D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc39887/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.